I have noticed this on other forums that deal with EDC stuff. Some folks go on shopping sprees buying knives, packs, flashlights, and other "cooool" stuff. A while later they feel tired of carrying all that dead weight in their bags (Everyday ... while almost nothing happens and thopse gadgets never needed). That is when they shift to a "minimalist " state, EDCing only a very few items. Then a new wave of "coool " stuff emerges in the market and they start drooling , and finally succumb to the pressure and go back to buying frenzy. OK, Honestly , have you experienced something like this ?? I'll start . My approach for a long time was to EDC a few items, relying heavily on multiple stashes nearby wherever I go (car, office, parents house ..etc.) . That has kept me from being tired of crrying it. I only EDC my work bag which is mostly for work stuff like papers and menmeory sticks and CDs. Other emergency related items are put in a front pocket and their weight is nothing compared to the work stuff. The heaviest items is a small multitool which has all three essentials ( led light, pliers, and 2 inch knife ) . Separate small flashlight, whistle, and alcohol wipes and bandaids ..etc. are almost unnoticeable. So, so far I haven't felt tired carrying this stuff and my purchases are moderate anyway. So, I can cliam that I havent gone into a EDCer mood swing... I think .